Today I have a fun recipe for you! It’s perfect for snacking, an appetizer at a dinner party or munching on during the big football game. This is my Mini Cheesy Caprese Sandwich! I hope you like cheese, because this is one cheesy little sandwich! Why? Because I skipped the bread and used cheese as my sandwich! I know your thinking, no bread, but cheese in place of bread? She fell off her rocker. But wait, just look! How cute are these?
As you know from my past recipes, I LOVE basil, tomato and mozzarella together. It’s one of my favorite combinations. I eat it all of the time. These little sandwiches are rich in cheese flavor, creamy, has a perfect little hint of basil and the tomato adds a nice little pop of flavor and color. But I couldn’t stop there and I had to drizzle a little balsamic glaze and then topped the little sandwich with just a pinch of olive oil. It is just perfect in my mind! I could very possibly eat a whole tray of them.
I made these little sandwiches using Mini Babybel Mozzarella Style Cheese. Have you Guys tried Mini Babybel’s? These are the perfect little treat. I love that they come portion control, full of calcium and protein, all natural ingredients and the Mozzarella Style is only 50 calories. Perfect, guilt-free snack. Each one of these Mini Cheesy Caprese Sandwich has under 60 calories each. Plus they are really filling. But as I said above, I could still probably eat a full tray of them. But don’t tell anyone.
Mini Babybel Cheese’s are made by The Laughing Cow. I have always been a huge fan of their cheese wedges. My favorite is Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle Wedge. I love making a grilled cheese sandwich with it or dipping my pretzels in it. Yum!! But I have to save the new Mini Babybels have won my heart!! They come in 8 flavors. The Mozzarella and White Cheddar are my favorite!!!
Not speaking about Mini Babybel Cheese in general, but cheese makes for a wonderful afternoon snack. The protein will fill you up till dinner and paired with turkey or an apple makes a SUPERFOOD combo and a perfect pre or post workout snack. You can’t go wrong with cheese! Just moderation of course, that’s why I like the portion control size!
A cheesy, Italian style appetizer made with Mozzarella cheese, basil and tomato and drizzled with balsamic dressing and olive oil.
- 2 Mini Babybel Mozzarella Style Cheese, peeled, cut in half horizontally
- 1 basil leaf, cut in half
- 1 slice tomato, cut in half
- Optional Topping: Drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
- Place one slice of Mini Babybel Mozzarella Cheese on a plate, top with half a basil leaf and half a slice of tomato. Top the tomato with other half of cheese. Do the same for the remaining ingredients.
- Serve on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic dressing and a drizzle of olive oil.
Calories per sandwich with olive oil and balsamic.55, Fat: 3.2, Cholesterol: 15, Sodium: 160, Potassium: 17 Carbs: .08, Fiber: 0, Sugar: .05, Protein: 6.1
I really enjoyed making these little sandwiches and I think they will be a big hit at my next party. I am so glad that I got to try Mini Babybels. I have to say they are my new found snack that I love! I have been dicing them up and adding them to my salads at lunch! I can’t wait to experiment with more recipes.
You can find Mini BabyBel Cheese and Laughing Cow Cheese at the following:
Have a great weekend everyone! I am kind of looking forward to the big Football game Sunday! I’m a little terrified of the San Francisco and Seattle game. I hope the 49r’s win!! They better! And as for Denver against New England, I am hoping for Denver! Denver Broncos are my favorite team for some reason, no idea why? But I have always been a fan!